Cooking with Chef Sian

Originally started as a way to share my Miami Times column ‘Cooking With Chef Sian’  with my blog followers, the posts in this section is a chronicle of my various ongoing foodventures.

Fresh herbs and veggies

Cooking With Chef Sian: Caribbean Herbs & Spices

Caribbean Herbs and Spices (the essential list) Be warned. This will be gonna be along ever evolving list. Once upon a time, some years ago I had an epiphany. Cultural cuisine is define by taste and technique. Not exactly a life changing revelation but a significant one nonetheless. I mean chicken is chicken in any …

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Green Bananas, A Favorite Caribbean Staple

Bananas have the distinction of being both a fruit and a vegetable. Green bananas are considered a vegetable. They are a staple ingredient in African, Polynesian, Asian, Spanish, and Caribbean cuisine.  Ripe bananas are a fruit that’s familiar to just about everyone on planet earth. In Caribbean cuisine green bananas are used to make a variety …

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Cooking with Chef Sian: Road Tripping and Southern Cooking

I recently had reason to take a round trip drive along the south and northeastern United States border. When it was all over my joints and my head were completely out of sorts and I couldn’t have been happier. Besides enjoying some good ole Southern cooking and Red Velvet cake while road tripping up and down …

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